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erig007 11-14-13 10:41 AM

http://www.tahoeculture.com/wp-conte...st-Costume.jpg

erig007 11-14-13 10:42 AM

http://www.westsidepioneer.com/Artic...410/Pacmen.jpg

erig007 11-14-13 10:47 AM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/1...c461424a_z.jpg

erig007 11-14-13 10:58 AM

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3138/2...e0f0381e94.jpg

erig007 11-14-13 11:00 AM

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5498/1...1b4e1d71_z.jpg

erig007 11-14-13 11:01 AM

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...i_1610940i.jpg

Dave Cutter 11-14-13 11:03 AM

I really like the (Batman) idea of wearing a cape! I've always wondered why we don't wear capes with our tights.... the opportunity seems so obvious.

I-Like-To-Bike 11-14-13 11:17 AM

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The trick is to scare AND confuse at the same time... that will catch everyone's attention!

In the U.S., bicycling while well dressed might get some positive attention since it is so seldom seen.

Telly 11-14-13 11:24 AM

Hmm... three piece suits specifically tailored for bikes...

http://media.treehugger.com/assets/i...cycle-suit.jpg

..but it that happens, then we will have a class distinction war on our hands!

Darth Lefty 11-14-13 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by erig007 (Post 16246217)

Oh man... the guy in the middle with the Speed Racer helmet. Speed Racer Santa on a scooter!

erig007 11-14-13 12:11 PM

Some very realistic costumes

http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/stream...ktop_large.jpg

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/sFo1NRVsXNM/hqdefault.jpg

erig007 11-14-13 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 16246514)
Oh man... the guy in the middle with the Speed Racer helmet. Speed Racer Santa on a scooter!

You have good eyes, all i see is lots of red, white and green :lol:

noglider 11-14-13 04:58 PM

Great stuff. Where do you get all these pictures?

erig007 11-14-13 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16247342)
Great stuff. Where do you get all these pictures?

google

noglider 11-14-13 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by erig007 (Post 16247350)
google

Well, yeah, but what search terms?

erig007 11-14-13 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16247359)
Well, yeah, but what search terms?

funny something
you change something by what you're looking for

Squeeze 11-14-13 06:10 PM

http://jokideo.com/wp-content/upload...cycle-cops.jpg

the sci guy 11-14-13 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by erig007 (Post 16246056)
No need to wear something that you can't ride with. The tiny category don't require to wear anything special

http://www.kulfoto.com/pic/0001/0026/t1/hRNaE25378.jpg

http://helablog.com/wp-content/uploa..._tiny_bike.jpg


vol 11-20-13 11:12 PM

The one lighted like a Christmas tree in #3 looks like a 4-legged horse. 4 legs, not 2 wheels?

Telly 11-20-13 11:25 PM

Not exactly the goofiest of the bunch, but I promise you nobody, and I mean nobody will right clip these guys!

http://www.coolfunpics.com/slides/Mi...In_Bicycle.jpg

Rhodabike 11-21-13 06:06 AM

Wow, these are far wilder than I was imagining they'd be. Where would you store the giraffe costume when you go to work? How would you deal with a severe crosswind?
I was thinking of the army uniform in an old Monty Python skit: green twill jacket up top, lavender ballet tutu underneath. The tutu wicks heat away from the body like the fins on a radiator, and the width of it keeps cars at bay.

the sci guy 11-21-13 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Rhodabike (Post 16265149)
Where would you store the giraffe costume when you go to work?

why would you take it off?

Telly 11-21-13 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Rhodabike (Post 16265149)
I was thinking of the army uniform in an old Monty Python skit: green twill jacket up top, lavender ballet tutu underneath. The tutu wicks heat away from the body like the fins on a radiator, and the width of it keeps cars at bay.

Been done, but with a bit more panache...

http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4e4943...ALLET1mh-1.jpg

vol 12-15-13 07:50 PM

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Artkansas 12-15-13 10:15 PM

This is more modest, but December starts with a Holiday parade that I ride in. I zip tie a Santa hat onto my helmet and leave it on until Christmas. I get a lot of cool conversations, and people seem to give me a little extra room in pre-Christmas traffic.


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